For many years now, I have described myself as a synaesthete. For those unfamiliar with the term, it refers to someone who experiences a mixing of the senses: people who can taste music, or hear colors. I remember my ninth-grade health teacher describing synaesthesia in those who were on hallucinogens, and putting up my hand to tell him that some people experienced that ALL the time, and that I was one of them. I think the kids would have thought I was just permanently on hallucinogens, if they didn’t know I was such a goody-two-shoes.
So, those who have been following my blog for a bit know that I’ve been having health and mood issues for the past year or so. Well, I’ve entered yet another chapter of this epic saga, and thought I would give you an update.
Art thou ready, Harold?
For about a year now, I’ve been thinking about taking up oil painting. I did one oil painting in high school, and was very happy with the result:
I am reading an absolutely FANTASTIC book called What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly. It might, however, be better titled “Where technology is headed,” or even “Technology is biology.” One of the big arguments of the book is that technology, as a product of humans’ highly developed biological brains, can be seen as part of biological development. Continue reading